A Massachusetts rapper was arrested and booked on charges of disorderly conduct and incitement to riot at a local fraternity, according to a Riley County Police Department report.
Lt. Herb Crosby of the RCPD said Samuel Adams Wisner, 23, of Wayland, Mass., had a noise/party permit but ignored the guidelines.
However, Andrew Huschka, senior in industrial engineering and president of Lambda Chi Alpha, said that Lambda Chi and Beta Theta Pi “took all of the appropriate legal and administrative action required to host such an event.”
The event was a philanthropy sponsored by Lamda Chi and Beta to raise money for the Flint Hills Bread Basket.
“We went by there once at 8:30 p.m. because the noise went over the limit,” Crosby said. “They had extra amps and people could hear the music several blocks away.”
Police warned whoever was in charge of the philanthropy, but because the noise never quieted down, at 9:55 p.m. they went back to the Lambda Chi fraternity at 505 Denison Ave. to break it up, according to the report.
“In the process of trying to calm people down, Wisner began yelling at police using profanity,” Crosby said. “The crowd then did the same so police took Wisner into custody.”
Once Wisner was in police custody, Michael Galper, 18, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was with Wisner on stage, grabbed the microphone and shouted, “F— the police,” according to the report. Police took him into custody before the crowd got out of control, Crosby said. Galper was also booked on charges of disorderly conduct and incitement to riot.
Crosby said the person in charge oversold the tickets, causing the attendance to exceed more than 300 people, which was not what police were expecting in regards to the noise/party permit.
Huschka met with the police chief today to discuss the situation.
“At this point in time we have not been given a clear and consistent explanation as to why the event was shut down,” Huschka said.
Both men’s bonds were set at $2,000.
Burglary among unlocked cars
A local man and boy were reported for suspicious activity on Sunday night, Crosby said.
According to another RCPD report, police checked the 1100 block of Bluemont Avenue and arrested Brandon Lee Gibson, 18, of the 2600 block on Kimball Avenue.
Gibson, who as of Monday morning was still confined, was booked on three counts of burglary of a vehicle. Police arrested the boy and took him to a juvenile facility in Junction City, Crosby said.
The two are accused of stealing an iPod from either David Pamperin, 21, of the 1100 block of Bluemont Avenue, or Matthew Miller, 24, of the 1100 block Vattier Street, and a CD player face plate from Gretchen Gosh, 21, of the 1100 block of Vattier Street.
Bond was set at $10,000.
Bond set at $10K
A local man was arrested and booked on a charge of failure to appear, according to another RCPD report.
Crosby said Erik Ivan Urista, 19, of the 800 block of Fair Lane, did not show up in court for his original charges of possession of certain hallucinogens.
Bond set at $10,000.
Missing man arrested
A local man went under the radar for two years, according to a RCPD report.
Police arrested Dustin Lee Abramovitz, 22, of the 3700 block of Pecan Drive, Friday morning and booked him on a charge of failure to appear, according to the report. As of Monday morning, Crosby said he was still confined.
Abramovitz’s original charges were possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, assault and criminal damage to property, based on a case from 2006, according to the report.
He appealed multiple times, Crosby said, and then finally did not come to his court date set on Sept. 11, 2008.
Bond was set at $5,000.